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General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT)



  • The focus of the GSAT is on fundamental concepts. Candidates are tested on their knowledge and skills of required high school subjects, and to determine their readiness for college study. Questions are based on the material students study in their first and second years of high school.
  • For students planning to participate in the Stars Program or the Personal Application process, a GSAT score is required.
  • The GSAT includes five subjects: Chinese, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. For each subject area, the scaled score ranges from 0 to 15, with a total maximum score of 75.
  • There are multiple-choice questions for Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. For the Chinese test, there are multiple-choice questions, response writing and essay writing. For the English test, there are multiple-choice questions, a translation task, and essay writing.
  • The GSAT is offered in January each year.